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PITCH UP GEELONG is an annual live crowdfunding event brought to you by the Give Where You Live Foundation (think Shark Tank meets live Crowd Funding).

Based on the model developed by The Funding Network, the event supports three local organisations that have big ideas by connecting them with people who want to make a change! At the event the three participating organisations get an opportunity to tell their story, sharing their ideas that will make a difference for our community.

Pitch Up Geelong 2021

Are you an organisation with a big idea or a program that needs a little more support to achieve great things in the Geelong/G21 region? Are you seeking to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on students as they transition and reconnect to education in 2021?

On Thursday, 18 March 2021 the Give Where You Live Foundation will host an opportunity to financially support organisations like yours who are aligned with our Theory of Change and grant making strategy through Pitch Up Geelong.

The Foundation is currently seeking three organisations to participate in our 2021 event. Don’t worry, we don’t just put you in front of a room full of people. We support you throughout the process to create a successful outcome. The selected organisations receive:

  • Pitch coaching – our professional pitch coaching will help you better articulate what you do, not only to secure funding at the event but from other sources in the future. The training builds your storytelling skills and your confidence to tell your story. This half day training will take place in February – dates to be confirmed.
  • Individual support – post the pitch coaching training we will continue to work with you to hone your pitch and build your confidence to tell your
  • Matched funding – The Give Where You Live Foundation and its partners expect to provide at least $10,000 per participating organisation to match pledges made to you at the event. That means every dollar raised for you on the night up to at least $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar!

On the night, you will have an opportunity to connect with new donors and to maximise some of your existing donors through the offer of matched funding, helping you to raise needed funds. The event also provides exposure and an opportunity to tap into in-kind support. You simply have to show up on the night and make your pitch!

Information Session
If you missed our Public Information Session, you can watch it here. The PowerPoint presentation used at the session can be found here.

Expression of Interest to Pitch
Expressions of interest for Pitch up Geelong 2021 are now closed.


For questions about this opportunity please contact Kerry Farrance, Head of Impact on 0405 680 613 or via email  at kerry@givewhereyoulive.com.au

Trying to picture what Pitch Up is like? Watch this episode of ABC’s Compass program featuring Pitch Up Geelong powered by The Funding Network


The pitches featured at Pitch Up Geelong 2020 included:

Bluebird Foundation Engaging Vulnerable Families in their Child’s Learning

Foundation 61 Supporting Women to Overcome Addiction

Geelong Mums Providing a Safe Start in Life for Babies and Children